Bobcat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jmagill, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

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    Husband had to shoot a bobcat this morning. Fought our cat and then would not run away from my husband. Kept trying to get the chickens. The neighbors down the road saw him yesterday afternoon. Too much time roaming in the daylight. Something must have been wrong with it. Game and Fish picking up the body to check it out.
     
  2. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Songster

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    Good shooting!

    Hopefully there is no "kin" around ...

    Critters will hunt wen their bely tells them too ...
     
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  3. jmagill

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    We see bobcats all the time. They just don't stick close when we are outside, they run off. This animal was not taking off or giving up ground. Not usual for a healthy animal even if it was very hungry.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    I hope that your cat has had a rabies shot, and that the bobcat proves to be negative for rabies. Around here that would be a real concern.
     
  5. Naser

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    Are sure it wasn't neighbor's cat
     
  6. jmagill

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    The neighbors don't have a bobcat as a pet.It is a wild animal and actually pretty easy to tell the difference.
     
  7. Naser

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    I was joking
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Wow! What an experience! I, too, would be worried about rabies, although feline distemper could have addled this bobcat enough to make stupid decisions. I hope your pet cat recovers. Let us know what Fish and Game learns.


    And, as a side note, occasionally a person will raise a bobcat as a pet only to discover a bobcat does not make a good house pet and is released. This results in an animal with wild instincts that lacks the fear/respect of a human and has no idea how to hunt.
     
  9. jmagill

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    Fish and Game is picking it up shortly. They will test it and let me know the results. My cat has no scratches or bites but we will be watching closely.
     

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